Governor Sununu authorizes $400 million in emergency funding

Governor Chris Sununu announced on Friday the formation of the Main Street Relief Fund – $400 million from the CARES Act to provide financial relief to New Hampshire small businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

This prequalifying request for information will begin on May 15, 2020 and end two weeks later on May 29, 2020. The short time period will ensure relief is quickly provided to mitigate any further damage to New Hampshire small businesses, keeping doors open and preserving jobs.  This information will be used to determine elegibility and amounts to meet the needs of small businesses, including whether the initial $400 million is appropriate or needs to be changed. 
The prequalification application can be found here. The deadline to submit completed prequalification form is May 29, 2020.
Following the mandatory prequalification period, the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) will review all information received and quickly determine relief criteria and amounts that effectively meet the needs of as many New Hampshire small businesses as possible. 


  • Mandatory Prequalification Period May 15, 2020 – May 29, 2020
  • Deadline to Submit Completed Prequalification Form May 29, 2020
  • Announcement of Program Specifics June 1, 2020
  • Formal Application Period June 1, 2020 – June 8, 2020
  • Deadline to File Completed Application June 8, 2020
  • Anticipated Funds Release June 15, 2020

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